Monday, March 19, 2012

HRCP alarmed over deteriorating state of human rights

 LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Sunday voiced alarm over the continued deterioration in the state of human rights across the country, emphasising the institutions and authorities concerned to urgently address the pressing issue of violations of human rights across the country.
Speakers at the HRCP’s annual general meeting said, “The country is passing through a critical phase where the democratic experiment is on trial and it is imperative that political process is respected and reinforced. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan considers it important that the process of improving the constitution continues until all accretions of dictatorship are thrown out and the issues of fundamental rights are resolved. In HRCP’s view, a four-year term for parliament may also be considered to enable the people to exercise their democratic rights more frequently, and to hold the government accountable. It will also create space for the emergence of fresh leadership.” 


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